The fact that most people are focusing on SANTA every Christmas rather than JESUS has been bothering me for quite some time now. REMEMBER, it’s CHRIST’s birth, the birth of our SAVIOR, which is celebrated on Christmas day, NOT SANTA, nor the gifts that they say are made by His little elves
THIS CHRISTMAS DAY. Let’s take SANTA out of the picture and start focusing on Who truly matters —> JESUS.
This post, I couldn’t agree more…been waiting for this post for forever
Thank you, thank You.
OKAY NOW YOU FUCKING PAY ATTENTION TO ME, CHRISTIANS!!! YO! OVER HERE! READ THIS!!!
The word “Christ" and its compounds, including "Christmas", have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern "Xmas" was commonly used. "Christ" was often written as "Xρ" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ (Ch) and ρ (R) used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for “Christ”), and are still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. The labarum, an amalgamation of the two Greek letters rendered as ☧, is a symbol often used to represent Christ in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Churches.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the OED Supplement have cited usages of “X-” or “Xp-” for “Christ-” as early as 1485. The terms “Xtian” and less commonly “Xpian” have also been used for “Christian”. The OED further cites usage of “Xtianity” for “Christianity” from 1634. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, most of the evidence for these words comes from “educated Englishmen who knew their Greek”.
In ancient Christian art, χ and χρ are abbreviations for Christ’s name. In many manuscripts of the New Testament and icons, Χ is an abbreviation for Χριστος, as is XC (the first and last letters in Greek, using the lunate sigma); compare IC for Jesus in Greek.
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It is said that when the Emperor Constantine had his great vision that caused him to convert to Christianity, he saw the Greek letters Chi and Rho intertwined. Chi is written as an ‘X’ and Rho is written as a ‘P’, but they are the first two letters of the Greek word Christ'savior'. 'XP' is sometimes used to stand for Christ. Sometimes X is used alone. This is the case in the Chi (X) abbreviation for Christ in Xmas. Thus, Xmas is not directly a way of secularizing the holiday, but since ‘X’ is not Chi in English, we read the word as X-mas and see no connection with Christ.
As far as Santa, y’all are just going to have to accept the fact that non-Christians share your holiday for other reasons. You MUST accept that our ways and icons exist because it states in your own belief system not to judge others.
So just let us be, we don’t all believe in the invisible sky magician. You are plainly going to have to deal with it.
Now stop belly-aching about the ‘X’ in ‘Xmas’ and cluttering up my fucking holiday.
Furthermore, Christmas was originally NOT about neither Jesus NOR Santa. Well, at least in the Nordic countries. Thee Norse pagans celebrated that the dark times were over and brighter days were coming on the 22nd of December, winter solstice or something along those lines. In Denmark it is called Jul and comes from the word Jól. The Christian power in europe back then would put Christmas around the 24/25th to put it closer to Jól and similar winter solstice celebrated by the pagans in order to make it easier for the pagans to accept christmas. So! Christmas is about the days becoming longer and celebrating. So suck it! And while we are at it! Red Santa is a coca-cola creation! Santa have a lot of different names and colours, in Denmark for-example he is green and has a sidekick called The Great Bastian who dips naughty children in a huge inkhouse. The more you kno! Happy Holidays everyone!
PS: I would love to add a link but bloody wiki only have a danish link for Jul/Jól. So ehmmm yeah.
Wait a sec… the χ-blade is the christ-blade?! No wonder Xehanort wants it so badly.